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Nu Africa

Today’s post comes from the lyrical hyena, CyHi The Prince as he blesses us with his vision for a new world in his latest single “Nu Africa”. Showing visuals of inner city living in America with protesters expressing their discontent for the “Land of the Free”. Declaring a decree for all indigenous people to return to their land, encouraging listeners and peers to invest in each other to build their own society in the pursuit of happiness. Calling out celebrities to redirect their money into investments on soil in the Mother Land rather than the other land. Transforming the thinking of the youth to expand their horizons while challenging years of generational suffrage from it’s oppressors. Summarized by a timeless piece from the amazing poet Ernestine Johnson at the end  dropping knowledge while adding to the message.

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Childish Gambino returns with new T.V series”Atlanta”

Childish Gambino has been off the scene for a few years and everyone has been patiently waiting for his next project.  Well the comedian writer turned rapper turned Renaissance man has been working hard developing his show “Atlanta” for FX. Recently releasing an extended sneak peak of the show during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, allowing viewers to see Glover’s vision as well as the premiere date in September. “Atlanta” will focus on Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover/Gambino) who returns to Atlanta after failing to make a career out of his artistic aspirations. Once he returns, Marks discovers that his cousin, Paperboy has become ATL’s new big act. The series is a set for a 10-episode run this fall. Watch the trailer below and as always…

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Trap Tears

Raury, a musical prophet for the youth has received much praise and recognition in the music industry with his constructive content and positive vibes, which hasn’t particularly translated into album sales. Nonetheless Raury pushes forward and continues to build his buzz by throwing his own music festivals (raurfest), embarking in his own clothing line and touring the country. Touching the heart and soul of his fans, using frequencies to enlighten his audience becoming the spokesperson for the millennia’s and indigo’s of the new age as well as connecting with old school hippie’s. With a style that can be compared to Andre 3000 and Jimi Hendrix it’s not hard to see why. Raury brings us a visual for his latest song “Trap Tears” an collaboration with fellow Atlanta native Key! Explaining the trap lifestyle with an alternative perspective, blending melodies form an acoustic guitar he creates a folk trap sound that’s unique and different. Transcending genres and race Raury focuses on the struggles of living in poverty and the traps most fall into. To stream the video click the link below and as always….

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ABRAKADABRA

Atlanta-bred beauty takes her music into her own hands: she writes, sings and even is a self-taught producer. Abra kicked off her flourishing career by covering popular southern hip hop songs on YouTube. It wasn’t long before Awful Records (Atlanta based label) brought her under their wings. The vocal goddess sound is completely different and refreshing. The sultry singer has combined her love for R&B, house and 90’s pop with an upbeat dance vibe which can be heard on her latest EP, Roses. Abra has not lost her hunger and still writes her own lyrics and creates her own beats, she still records out of her walk in closet that’s in her parents’ house. She may not have the bells and whistle of a professional studio which creates a competent polished sound, but it’s original. Abra’s music tends to favor low bass lines and distortions, which pair well with her high-pitched, slightly edgy voice. Each song deals with real life situations we all can relate to, clarifying topics about friendships and break-ups, to mistakes and lessons learned from personal experiences. Since embarking in the music scene Abra has released two mix tapes: “BLQ Velvet” in January of last year, and “Rose” five months after. Below is her latest 12-track project “ROSE” press play and get lost inside her world. And as always…

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Van Gogh!

Van-gogh!

We all like artist for different reasons. Some listen for style and delivery, others for punchlines and hooks, but seldom do you run across a talent who has the whole package. Fresco Van Gogh, a native from Brooklyn New York, is spreading his wings in the Atlanta scene with his new project coming out first quarter this year called Brooklyn, GA. Van Gogh established a solid buzz in 2015 but is looking to make a splash in the industry this year. With a heavy 808 sounds accompanied with vigilant lyrics Van Gogh creates a perfect blend of East Coast gritty rap with a Down South “boomtrap” production, making it easy to see why this album will be a recipe for success. Fresco brings substance and content with thought provoking songs like “Stalin Freestyle” where he encourages you to stop staling in life and get out and get it, and “UNDRFTD” a single where he lets it be known he is not looking for any hand-outs  understanding his potential and knowing his future is in his handsChoosing the name Van Gogh automatically raises the bar of expectations and Fresco surely meets those expectations. Using his words to paint a picture for the listener and great production as his canvas when you hear Van Gogh’s music you can’t help to compare his music to a masterpiece. 

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